Natural stone is a popular material for home renovations, especially when it comes to kitchen and bathroom countertops, tile flooring, and fireplace surrounds. But these aren’t the only uses for natural stone. In fact, it doesn’t have to be confined to the interior of your home at all.

Natural stone, such as granite and marble, is also a popular choice for outdoor entertainment areas. So, how can you use natural stone as an exterior accent? Here are a few ideas and benefits of natural stone exterior accents.

Benefits of using natural stone outdoors

Natural stone is fit for use outside of your home because it is so durable. This means that it can withstand being exposed to the different weather conditions that each day brings, as well as standing up to the wear and tear of being walked on every day. It will keep its good condition, even through tough conditions.

Natural stone also brings the added benefit of increasing the appeal, and possibly the value, of your home. If you’re selling your home, then a well thought out exterior using quality, attractive natural stone accents will really help to attract people to buying it and drive up your house price.

If you’re not planning on selling your home, then adding natural stone accents to your exteriors is something you can enjoy for yourself. Natural stone is very visually appealing and completely unique, as each piece of stone will have different naturally occurring patterns and veinings. So, you can design your yard or patio area to look the way you want it to with attractive and unique natural stone.

Uses for natural stone exteriors

If you’re already sold on the benefits of adding natural stone accents to your exteriors, then the next question is how can you use it. Here are just a few ideas of what you can do with natural stone:

  • A tiled patio area
  • Natural stone pathway leading from your backdoor across your lawn
  • A stone firepit, fireplace, or grill surround
  • A stone island in the middle of your yard, perfect for placing a grill on

Houzz has some more inspiration for using natural stone in your exteriors.

Matching or contrasting exteriors?

If you’re using natural stone indoors for your kitchen countertops, for example, then you could opt for the same material, color, and pattern for your exterior stone accents so that they match well with each other, creating a unified look inside and out. Alternatively, you could choose stone that contrasts but compliments your indoor countertops to enhance the space, just as you can when choosing the stone for your interiors.

For more ideas on natural stone exterior accents, or for help purchasing or installing stone for your exteriors, contact us for our assistance. We serve customers around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.